Coweeman, Nineteen, and Skipper Restoration

Salmonid Habitat Restoration and Acquisition

Instream Habitat Riparian Habitat
Project ID19-1213 R
Recovery DomainsWillamette R. - Lower Columbia
Start Date12/12/2019
End Date12/31/2023
Year2019
StatusOngoing
Last Edited04/19/2022
 
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Description    


This Lower Columbia Fish Enhancement Group restoration project aims to restore natural processes and wood loading rates to 0.7 miles of the Coweeman River and 0.6 miles of tributary habitat. The project includes floodplain activation, beaver-focused riparian habitat enhancement, and an overall increase in complex and diverse habitats that will increase productivity of ESA-listed Lower Columbia Chinook, coho, and steelhead. The Coweeman River flows westward from the foothills of Loowit Mountain and enters the Columbia River estuary in Kelso, WA. This project begins at about river mile 26 of the Coweeman River, 0.25 miles upstream of the historic Coweeman Dam splash dam within Weyerhaeusers modern Saint Helens Tree Farm. The project extends upstream to the Skipper Creek confluence and includes enhancement into both Nineteen Creek and Skipper Creek. While the Coweeman River is part of the Cowlitz River watershed, it is managed to protect genetically unique anadromous fish species. This project will place in-stream large woody sturctures with logs thinned from nearby forest stands. This project will complete a riparian planting with native plant species including willow, dogwood, and cottonwood after construction.

Project Benefit    


Restore natural processes and wood loading rates to the Coweeman River and tributary habitat. The project includes floodplain activation, beaver-focused riparian habitat enhancement, and an overall increase in complex and diverse habitats that will increase productivity of ESA-listed Lower Columbia Chinook, coho, and steelhead.

Accomplishments

Metric Completed Originally
Proposed
Instream Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated 1.30
Riparian Habitat
  Stream Miles Treated .36
  Acres Treated 10.5

Funding Details

SourceFunds
PCSRF$408,545
In-Kind Volunteers$33,600
In-Kind Other$110,664
Report Total:$552,809


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Worksites

1-CW2-4, Skipper 2, Nineteen     


  • Worksite Identifier: 1-CW2-4, Skipper 2, Nineteen
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Area Description

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Location Information

  • Basin: Lower Columbia
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  • Watershed:
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  • State: Washington
  • Recovery Domain: Willamette R. - Lower Columbia
  • Latitude: 46.16564142
  • Longitude: -122.60640995

ESU

  • Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon ESU
  • Lower Columbia River Steelhead DPS

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Metrics

Metrics
  • C.0 Salmonid Habitat Restoration and AcquisitionY (Y/N)
    •      . . C.0.a Habitat restoration and acquisition funding
    •      . . C.0.b Length of stream treated/protected
    •      . . C.0.c
      Project identified in a Plan or Watershed Assessment
    •      . . C.0.d.1 Project Monitoring (LOV)
    •      . . C.0.d.2 Monitoring Location (LOV)
    •      . . C.4 Instream Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
      •      . . . . C.4.a Instream Habitat Funding
      •      . . . . C.4.b Total length of instream habitat treated
      •      . . . . C.4.d.1 Channel structure placementY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.2 Material used for channel structure (LOV)
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.3 Miles of stream treated through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.5 Pools expected to be created through channel structure placement
        •      . . . . . . C.4.d.7 Number of structures placed in channel
      •      . . C.5 Riparian Habitat ProjectY (Y/N)
        •      . . . . C.5.a Riparian Habitat Funding
        •      . . . . C.5.b.1 Total riparian miles streambank treated
        •      . . . . C.5.b.2 Total Riparian Acres Treated
        •      . . . . C.5.c.1 Riparian plantingY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.2
            Species of plants planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.3 Acres planted in riparian
          •      . . . . . . C.5.c.4 Miles of streambank treated with riparian planting
        •      . . . . C.5.i.1 Forestry practices/stand managementY (Y/N)
          •      . . . . . . C.5.i.2 Acres treated for riparian forestry practices/stand management